by Stephen Lendman, SJLendman.Blogspot.com:
UN Secretary-Generals pledge to uphold UN Charter provisions.
Under Chapter XV, Article 100, they’re mandated “not (to) seek or receive instructions from any government or from any other authority external to the Organization.”
“Each Member of the United Nations undertakes to respect the exclusively international character of the responsibilities of the Secretary-General and the staff and not to seek to influence them in the discharge of their responsibilities.”
On December 14, 2006, Ban Ki-moon was sworn in as UN Secretary-General. He pledged to:
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